Economy in focus at IoD Bank of England lunch

The economy will be the main focus at next week’s IoD lunch, on Tuesday, May 18, with Will Dowson, the newly-appointed Agent for Scotland at the Bank of England.

Will Dowson, who took over from Tony Strachan last month, will be presenting his own perspective on the economy and looking for feedback from the Aberdeen business community.

Belt tightening

Is the economy facing even more of a squeeze? The IoD lunch should help members and guests understand.

Speaking about the meeting, Ken McEwen, chairman of IoD Aberdeen said:

“By the time of the lunch we should know the shape of the new Government and have a reasonable understanding of their plans for the economy.

“Business leaders need to have the best possible information about the future economic environment in which they will be operating. This will be a good opportunity to gain an insight into the Bank of England's plans and how they will be implemented in Scotland.” 

Prior to taking over as the Agent for Scotland, Will Dowson was deputy agent for the North East of England. He joined the Bank of England in 1995 and was Senior Manager in the bank's Foreign Exchange Division, before joining the agency network.

  • The IoD networking lunch with Will Dowson is in the Royal Northern and University Club, Albyn Place, Aberdeen, on Tuesday, May 18, starting at 12.15 for 12.30 pm. There are only a few places remaining, with bookings online at
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